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Posted By: Richie
27-Dec-16 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Subject: RE: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Hi Steve,

I do appreciate what Steve Roud has done-- very helpful-- and these "Died for Love" ballads are an example of how difficult categorizing ballads can be. The problem is two-fold:

1. Apparently no one really understands the source ballads-- at least in the example above.

2. The ballads are made up of multiple source ballads some of which use the same title for different ballads.

Just need more tweaking :) You have obviously been instrumental in breaking up Roud 60 and so we go.

Richie